Award Year: 2013

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

3261 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-2732

(561) 686-6520

Nehemia Ichilov, Principal at time of Nomination


School Website


Preparing our students for leadership through an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation for global citizenship with a connection to Israel, founded in Torah and mitzvot.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 3%

The Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy is a leader in 21st Century interdisciplinary global studies. Celebrating its 40th year of graduating young leaders who combine the teachings of their Jewish and Hebrew studies with the rigors of their general studies, Meyer Academy graduates are not only superbly prepared for the next chapter of their academic experience, they are also exceptionally-prepared to be positive leaders for social change.

In the third year of its “1:World” middle school iPad initiative, Meyer Academy has been a model school leading the way for advanced technology integration across the curriculum. Meyer Academy provides iPad stations in the primary classrooms in order to seamlessly integrate technology in the student learning centers; and in the third through fifth grade classrooms, Meyer Academy students have full access to mobile iPad and iMac carts allowing for 1:1 use in all subjects.

As a school committed to academic achievement and educational success, the Meyer Academy also focuses on ensuring that every child receives a “whole child” experience through creative expression, its dual language curriculum, critical thinking skills development, and including an unyielding commitment to the visual and performing arts. Additionally, the Jewish Studies program personalizes the history and traditions of the Jewish people’s vibrant culture, and establishes a lifelong connection between every student and the land of Israel.

The students demonstrate their wisdom and accomplishments by placing regularly at interscholastic academic competitions, and being identified through national recognition programs like Duke University TIP (Talent Identification Process). Meyer Academy graduates take pride in knowing their strengths and opportunities for growth, and are leaders in the community committed to tikkun olam (“repairing the world”).